Authors Who Rock My Socks Off: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Today I’m super happy to present an interview with one of my favorite authors: Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Author’s Bio (taken from website)

# 1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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1. What is your favorite series that you write? Why?

I don’t have a favorite series that I’ve written because I enjoyed writing all of my books for different reasons. My favorite book is usually the one that I’m writing when I’m asked the question, so Scorched is my favorite right now.

2. If you could duel one of your characters who would it be?

Can I chose a turtle? I doubt I would beat any of my actual human characters in a duel, but I think I’d have a shot at beating Michelangelo or Raphael from Wait for You.

3. If you could sum up your whole life into a single flavor, what would it be? What do you think
your life would taste like?

I think it would taste like a 5-hour Energy drink, or maybe coffee, but that’s mainly because I’m always drinking one of them.

4. How long does it take you to decide on your characters names? Have you ever had to change any of them half way through the writing process?

I’m terrible at choosing names for my characters, so I usually chose the first name that I can come up with that seems to fit the character to me. I’ve had to change the name of a character before for various reasons, but I’ve always ended up liking the new name better anyway.

5. You write a lot of romance, if you could pick one of your heros to date, would you? And if so, who would it be?

I think I’d find it hard to turn down most of my male characters, but if I have to chose one right now, I’d probably want to go on a date with Jax from Stay With Me.

REVIEW: Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Summary:

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Review:

Recently I’ve almost give up on second installments of romance series. Usually the couple that finally found each other in the end of book one has to break up in book two or they get separated and the whole of book two is spent trying to find each other. Thank goodness that was not the case with Onyx I could have kissed Ms. Armentrout for her perfectly executed book two. It was better than the first.

There was still plenty of love/hate moments which makes this still a Luxe novel. If they would have just been lovely-dovey the whole time I also would have not enjoyed it. But not the case! Daemon puts on his sexy pants and tries to prove to Katy that he’s feelings for her and not just because of some alien mojo bond.

Katy makes some classic heroine mistakes like not telling other people who are involved when stuff gets real. Secret keeping is always aggravating but the mistakes have to made for the story to progress.

Super good. Best second installment I’ve ever read. And now one of my new favorites.